Believe His Prophets


Chapter 11—Ellen G. White’s Attitude Toward Her Own Writings

Our scripture for this study is 2 Chronicles, the twentieth chapter and the twentieth verse: “Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.” BHP 183.1

We must now come to a conclusion in our thinking as to the relationship of the writings of Ellen G. White to us as members of the remnant church. We must think in terms of what God would have us do, not only with the prophets of the Old and the New Testaments, but with His chosen servant, His messenger, in the remnant church. BHP 183.2

I am convinced, dear friends, as we think through this topic that we shall have to do a great deal of praying, because the issues become very concrete, very pointed, very personal. And they compel us to do something about them. BHP 183.3

All of this leads us to the point in our study where we must settle our own individual and personal attitude toward the writings of Ellen G. White. To help us in arriving at this conclusion we shall first see how Mrs. White regarded her own work, and then search to find the attitude of the brethren toward her writings, and finally attempt to draw a statement of what our personal attitude should be today. BHP 183.4